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Ratdog Live at The Fillmore on 2003-03-04

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Ratdog Live at The Fillmore on 2003-03-04

by Ratdog

Topics Live concert

Drums > Jam > Shakedown Street > Baby Blues > The Music Never Stopped* > Youngblood, Bombs Away, Lucky Enough > The Music Never Stopped* > Eyes of the World*
El Paso, When I Paint My Masterpiece* > Jam > Mississippi Half-Step > Playin in the Band* > Jam* > Bury Me Standing* > Scarlet Begonias*, Aiko Aiko*, Lady With a Fan > Terrapin > Corrina > At a Siding > Terrapin Flyer

E: Brokedown Palace

Collection Ratdog
Band/Artist Ratdog
Venue The Fillmore
Location San Francisco, CA

Source SBD > DAT > CDR > WAV > SHN.
Taped by Charlie Miller
Transferred by Chris Ladner


*-w/ Norton Buffalo (harmonica);


Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2014
Subject: --
It's cool seeing Ratdog get some recognition on the archive here - far too many shows of caliber similar to this one are simply ignored by a lot of 'heads (myself included, I confess...) This one has passed the test of time (11 years ago!!!), but, again, there's nothing about this particular show that makes it utterly mind-blowing in comparison to other Ratdog shows. It was Robin Sylvester's first with the band following Rob's departure, Norton Buffalo pops up often, and the entire band gets a chance to flex its pre-Furthur muscles.

Give Ratdog's Live at the Roseland release a listen. I loved seeing those shows in 2001; this one and that release both will reaffirm how good this band really is.

Don't know how you guys feel, but I've always been partial to Ratdog's own songs vs. Dead songs. Check that "Bury Me Standing"!
Reviewer: sharkmanlpn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 1, 2012
Subject: One of the top 5 Ratdog Shows
5 for sound 5 for show this is when they got good and the sound is great 10 stars no flaws
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2011
Subject: love this
jazz harmonica
Reviewer: benmayo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 18, 2010
Subject: Nailed a retread to[his] feet and prayed for better weather!
Plain and straight, Ratdog is the best post-Jerry band to come from the ashes of the great dark star crash of the Grateful Dead. (Mr. Weir, salude.) And this here show is the flat-out best sets list, best performances, best-sounding recording of the lot (a salude to you, to, Mr. Miller). If there's a better Ratdog show here at the Archive--or available anywhere else--please let me know, 'cause I wanna hear it!
Reviewer: jeffd1121 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2009
Subject: How to play .shn movie files?
The section of the page with movie files is confusing. I always associated .shn files with audio. I downloaded one movie file and tried to play it in several players but no joy. I need to know either 1) what player plays .shn video files or 2) what format is best to convert the file to. Any help is appreciated. Thank you for uploading this show. The quality is superb.
Reviewer: Tedward - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2008
Subject: sick show
Ratdog really hit their stride in 03', karan took scarlet to a level I didn't think he could do, really great rendition
Reviewer: grateful kev - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 22, 2007
Subject: my first ratdog cd
this is my first ratdog cd that i bought from a guy in camden nj
at I think was a tom petty show he was trying to get up some gas
money to make it back home in vermont......I paid $2.00 for it
but at the time I had no idea about the archive... still one of
the best sounding ratdog shows on this site
Reviewer: moe.DeadStringPhishplease - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 14, 2007
Subject: Why there's nothing newer..
After 2003 Ratdog started doing instant live series. At all Ratdog shows you can buy a copy of the show ten minutes after it is over. For this reason Ratdog pulled everything after 2003 and does not release anything after 03 to archive. The instant live Cd's are great quality and a good idea but annoying for us archiver's. That is why there is nothing after 03. (All shows after 2003 can be purchased on the Ratdog website or go to a show and buy one).

As for this show great sound nice set, love a shakedown opener.
Reviewer: sweetface23 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 14, 2007
Subject: Why no recent?
Can someone please tell me why there's nothing newer than 2003 for Ratdog?
Reviewer: EllisDee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 16, 2006
Subject: What A Show
I have been to a lot of Bobby shows in the past few years and I got to say this is one of my favorites.Great sound quality and they are just smoking.This is a must have even if you dont download shows you have to get this one.I give this a BIG A++
Reviewer: Chris Freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 10, 2006
Subject: Carrying the Torch
I am in the middle of listening to the EYES and it is great the Harmonica playing in the initial verses is very sweet and the horn in the end jam is tight.
Many Heads now have to choose whether to see Lesh or Ratdog. In Tampa they were both here this year. I personally am not a fan of JOAN OSBOURNE playing with the band. Some folks just do not have the Dead sound in their bones. (CLARENCE CLEMMONS)
So I will choose RATdog if I have to choose. The one thing nobody can take from WEIR is he is still full time on the road ,all the other folks are touring on the side.
I dig the El Paso. The tempo is a little slow for Bobby which is making him focus on each word. A good thing because this song is magical. There are a bunch of Marty Robbins songs beside El PASO & Big Iron that would sound great for Bobby.There is a follow up to EL PASO called EL PASO CITY which might work live. Streets of Lorado would be amazing.
The BIG IRON that BOB did with the WAY BACKS this summer was KILLER!
The Harp is definitely setting the pace on MASTERPIECE, Can be challenging to the horn
but still this is nice. Do you remember the way BOB & JERRY sang the harmonies at the end of this song, it was a tune they both played solo too.
First time hearing Ratdog do the HALFSTEP, I would say they could use HALF STEP to go into any of the cowboy songs. (Check out HALF STEP> EL PASO from the early 1970's)There is also more Harp playing not listed on the set list at the end of HALFSTEP
I am enjoying this!
"Bury me standing because I have been too long on my knees"
"Bury me standing because I have been crawling way too long"
Yeah, I will take this over NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS and WHISTLESTOP.
"Bury me at the crossroads, lay me down and let me be"
Reviewer: the .Lo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2006
Subject: A great Ratdog show
I give this show an A+ for lots of energy. You can tell that the band was really on a high from rehearsing so much with (then new bass-player) Robin Sylvestor. This was his first night performing live with the band, and the Fillmore crowd accepted him warmly.
There are a few slip-ups, but hey, even the Holy Grail of Dead shows 5-8-77 had a few slip-ups.
This was one of many great shows for Ratdog's hottest year: 2003.

The Shakedown, Baby Blue and MNS were smokin' with energy. Bombs Away, and Lucky Enough were two rare (for me) highlights. During LE Bob's Daughter came out on stage, and warmed the place up.
Eyes was really pretty, and Robin had a nice little solo. Scarlet was pretty epic, and not on auto-pilot, like I've heard it done so many times. The Terrapin was nice to hear, and even though Bob flubs some of Corrina, I'll chalk it up to soul, and still give this show a 5.

Great show, I hope that I'll be lucky enough to see more shows this good live.
Reviewer: soundseeker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2006
Subject: Great show
Ya, this show rocks and the recording quality is excellent. Downloaded on recommend from Relix with Ratdog cover. I love Bobby. For those wondering, you won't find new Ratdog shows here. They stopped posting them after the Live Ratdog thing started where all the shows are available for purchase.
Reviewer: copperdome - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2006
Subject: Great Show
Great show. 4 stars. Enjoy this show, and look for something more recent. Ratdog is a lot tighter now.
Reviewer: sabressaw - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2006
Subject: sweeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wheres all the new Bobby.
Reviewer: dreamer1824 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2005
Subject: ACE ACE ACE!!!!
Reviewer: JackStrawFromWichita - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 22, 2005
Subject: Don't Smoke
During the begining of TMNS bob says "Its the say guy who just told you you couldn't smoke"

I thought that was funny...

Any ideas?
Reviewer: Maine420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2005
Subject: Rockin....
I saw GOD !
Reviewer: Maine420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2005
Subject: Rockin....
I saw GOD !
Reviewer: burntdank - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2005
Subject: dankitydog
yo i can say so much about this show, im gonna keep it simple though this is a must DL

Reviewer: primalscrn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2005
Subject: 5 stars!
download this!
Reviewer: Coz-in-Cali - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 7, 2005
Subject: Teaching an old dog new tricks
I'm impressed ,no....really ! I've seen Ratdog on a number of occasions and always came away with that "not bad.... but..." feeling. I caught them at the Rialto in Tucson about three weeks before this show , and I got that same old feeling until they turned the corner during Terrapin and headed into At a Siding , and then into the Flyer ! I had to go home and change my pants! Well, after listening to this show, there is no "not bad...but..." feeling at all. The song selection is good, and well played, and the band is jammin' ! Being a harp player myself I was stoked to hear Norton tossin' in his two cents worth, very nice indeed. This is without a doubt the best Ratdog show I've heard to date, and I strongly urge you to add this one to your library , you won't be disappointed ! After that you're probably asking why the 4, simple.... if you give the 6-10-73 dead show a 5 , how can you rate this the same ? However, it's deffinately a 5 as far as Ratdog shows go. I just wish I was lucky enough to have been in attendance that night !
Reviewer: Bobby T - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 23, 2005
Subject: Amazing!
WOW! i am just totally blown away with this one. My GAWD! I gave up seeing RD around 97 or so. Just wasn't doing it for me. NOW THIS IS WHAT IT's ALL ABOUT! Whew!
Thanks Bobby!

I am going to give it 4 stars...I think the Bass could be clearer and deeper but WHAT A SETLIST! and a CLEAR recording....
Reviewer: sean6839 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2005
Subject: A Must Listen
The sound quality of this show is fantastic. I have always considered Ratdog to be subpar to P&F...NO MORE!!! This show contains perhaps the best version of Eyes I have ever heard. If you enjoy kickass horns, this is the show for you.
Reviewer: Mountainman1969 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 10, 2005
Subject: Bobby Rocks
I really like the Ratdog shows I have heard. This one is stellar in sound quality and they certainly are in the groove. I think the band is tight and, the singing is good... I enjoy the Phil shows but (and I hope lightning doesn't strike me dead, this time) I do tend to cringe on his voice.
I'm very happy to have this show. I'll certainly share it with others.
Reviewer: phildarkside - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 29, 2004
Subject: Yeah
Tightest post GD band? NO WAY!!!!
That honor obviously goes to Phil & Friends.
Other than htat, this is a great Ratdog show.
Reviewer: ssdd2djinn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2004
Subject: rd2003-04-03
The most important part =Robin Sylvester's first show (the new begining) to the RD that now in 2004 is the tighest band post gd!
2003-04-03I: Drums > Jam > Shakedown Street > Baby Blue > The Music never stopped* > Youngblood, Bombs Away, Lucky Enough > The Music Never Stopped* > Eyes of the World*
II: El Paso@4, When I Paint My Masterpiece @4>6* > Jam > Mississippi Half-Step > Playin in the Band* > Jam* > Bury Me Standing* > Scarlet Begonias*, Iko Iko*, Lady with a Fan > Terrapin > Corrina > At a Siding > Terrapin Flyer
E: Brokedown Palace
*-w/ Norton Buffalo (harmonica); Robin Sylvester's first show; Stanford University Marching Band came out before the first set and played "Ffun," "Mr. Jones," "Uncle John's Band," and "Everybody's Everything"
(Mardi Gras)

this is another must have
Reviewer: lawrpm - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 2, 2004
Subject: Awesome
The sound quality and the music is first rate. The harmonica is wonderful and the Music Never Stopped is one of the best that I have heard since Mr. Garcia died. This one really has it. Also, the Eyes sounds awesome with the harmonica. Set 2 starts acoustic and the El Paso kicks..... get this and enjoy.
Reviewer: FRANK THE cAT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 30, 2004
Subject: Sound Quality
A++ !! Awesome !! Hot Show !!
Reviewer: foreveryoung2 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 30, 2004
Subject: Excellent Mixture
Great Sound quality, perfect mixture of horns, harp, band, Downloaded as soon as heard the quality of sound
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